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for the downfall of another president. last week president mohamed morsi placed himself above any oversight, declaring that, quote, the president may take the necessary actions and measures to protect the country and the goals of the revolution. morsi's office says he is trying to blunt and punish remnants of the old regime but there is no bed body to keep him in check. and egyptians are attacking his new power. >> we have a new -- a new -- >> reporter: and the united states, which once saw egypt as its closest arabally, says morsi's power grab is against the spirit of the revolution. the president's office says the moves are just temporary, but many aren't buying it. and now supporters and opponents of the president are planning large protests for tuesday, proof that almost two years later, this revolution isn't over. alex marquardt, abc news. >> so he's going to answer to no one. >> that story's amazing on two levels. one, just the short-term memory that some people have, and, two, the old saying, we all hear how power corrupts. the country got done overthrowing a guy who had ruled with a
square is a tinderbox as protests against president morsi continue to grow. more than 200,000 people jammed the square to demonstrate against morsi's brazen power grab. tensions are growing across egypt, and alex marquadt reports now from cairo. >> reporter: the birthplace of egypt's revolution once again ringing with calls for the downfall of a dictator. this time it's for this man, president mohamed morsi, whom america relies on to be a regional peace broker. last week he granted himself unchecked power, leading to today's bloody clashes. the crowd is chanting the same chants we heard two years ago during the revolution, except that they have substituted mubarak for morsi. egyptians toppled president hosni mubarak, a dictator who ruled for three decades. they then held a historic election, voted in the new president, and now -- >> he's like a pharoah. >> reporter: morsi's office says the move is just temporary, to sideline remnants of the mubarak era and put egypt on the right track. the wise voices say it is far from clear who will win the showdown. but there are certainly more bl
with tension growing over president morsi's recent power grab. protesters tossed molotov cocktails at police in cairo's tahrir square as they rallied against morsi's decision last week to seize absolute power and put himself above judicial review. now, some morsi supporters canceled a competing rally in cairo, hoping to diffuse anger and tension. >>> also mourners have gathered at the burned out factory in bangladesh to remember the workers who died there. at least 110 people were killed and dozens injured in a fire after the disaster armed police were at the factory in order to maintain some order. workers rights' groups are hoping global outrage about safety conditions at factories throughout bangladesh will lead to some lasting and much-needed changes. >>> well, the federal government has shut down the nation's largest organic peanut butter processor over concerns of salmonella salmonella poisoning. fda inspectors found salmonella all over sunland's new mexico processing plant. the inspections followed reports of 41 illnesses spread across 20 states. >> the illnesses that have been invest
, but nothing happened. >> hillary clinton saying it's a perfect moment for them and with president morsi who is just elected. that's critical in making sure this works. >> they were a key broker. but they do have a key in this, hamas. it's a balancing act to say the least. >> definitely. >>> well, one of the most trying travel days of the year has come and go. hopefully, you're your at your destinations right now. getting from here to there, not easy when you look at the pictures. highways from coast to coast, just backed up for miles. chicago's o'hare airport socked in by fog most of the morning and that caused hundreds of delays. if that's not trouble already, train travel also shut down at new york's penn state shut down after the height of an evening rush. thanks to a power failure. >> overnight, here and now thanksgiving, we're safe here. no traffic in the studio. >> the weather is fantastic. here's a look at your holiday forecast. most of the nation will be enjoying pleasant weather. the rain has finally stopped in pacific northwest. seattle and portland will be drying out. seattle and
. and then in cairo she will be meeting the man at the forefront of the talks, egyptian president morsi. and this is a real test for him and his presidency. and for him, what he can achieve. and if he can be a major player in the region, especially when it comes to the israeli/palestinian issues, the u.s. is looking for the key and cement with the egyptian president. so it's a very tense situation at the moment. we believe that both sides are trying to reach a deal, but at the moment there is no cease-fire that has been announced. >> lama hasan live in jerusalem. lama, thank you so much for the live report. >>> and back here at home, tens of millions of americans are venturing out for the thanksgiving holiday on what is likely the busiest travel day of the year. and i decided to travel today. >> have fun. >> mm-hmm. 90% are driving. that means lots of jammed highway as cross the country. aaa says the best time to get behind the wheel is 7:00 a.m. the worst is the evening rush. be sure to dial 511 for the latest travel and road closures in your state. i did not know that. >> good tip for
a cease-fire. between israel and hamas. mohamed morsi has unilaterally granted himself broad new powers, declaring courts can no longer challenge his decisions. it effectively takes the teeth out of a judicial system that opposed him. it also sets the stage for the retrial of former president hosni mubarak. >> that didn't take long. >>> thanksgiving day marked a somber anniversary in american history that the world will never forget. 49 years ago, that president john f. kennedy was assassinated. gunned down as his motorcade drove through downtown dallas. despite the holiday, dozens of people gathered in jfk's honor in the spot where he was shot. a major commemoration will be held for the next year's 50th anniversary. >>> can you feel the heat? with the jackpot hovering at around $325 million, bucks, powerball fever, spreading like wildfire out there. gamblers across the country are hoping for an early christmas present when the numbers are drawn tomorrow night. a winner opting for a lump sum cash payout can count on taking home $212 million. now, the downside, the odds of winning this t
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